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Sharpen your skills with these lessons designed to help you recapture the delight you took in drawing as a child. The Willenbrinks take you through several different approaches to the same subject matter designed to help you discover the best approach--or combination of approaches--for you.
This inspiring book makes drawing in a realistic style easier than you may think and more fun than you ever imagined! Authors Mark and Mary Willenbrink (Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner) cover it all-from choosing materials and the correct way to hold your pencil, to expert advice on the tricky stuff, like getting proportions and perspective right, drawing reflections, and designing strong compositions. (It's not as scary as it sounds...not with Mark and Mary as your guide!) At the heart of this book, a series of fun, hands-on exercises help you practice and perfect your strokes-24 mini-demos lead up to 9 full step-by-step demos. Each exercise builds on the previous one as you develop your skills, build your confidence, and enjoy yourself along the way. The lessons you learn by drawing simple subjects such as coffee mugs, clouds and trees will help you take on progressively more challenging matter like animals, still lifes, landscapes and portraits...the kinds of subjects and scenes you've always dreamt of drawing. This book is just the ticket for budding artists of any age. It's never too early and never too late to discover the pure joy of drawing!
This eBook contains 9 detailed step-by-step demonstrations on composition, texture, perspective and storytelling and includes a glossary of common art terms. It is based on Drawing for the Absolute Beginner (North Light 2006) by Mark and Mary Willenbrink
You won't be disappointed with the basic instruction based on the popular print book Drawing for the Absolute Beginner (North Light 2006) by Mark and Mary Willenbrink. Learn all you need to know about getting started sketching and drawing including materials, basic techniques and perspective. Also includes a glossary of common art terms. The Absolute Beginner series of eBooks will inspire anyone who wants to make art to create realistic artwork for any subject, including still life, landscapes, animals and people.
You won't be disappointed with the basic instruction based on the popular print book Drawing for the Absolute Beginner (North Light 2006) by Mark and Mary Willenbrink. Learn all about value and shadows, and get more than 15 step-by-step technique exercises on how to draw still lifes, animals and people. Also includes a glossary of common art terms. The Absolute Beginner series of eBooks will inspire anyone who wants to make art to create realistic artwork for any subject, including still life, landscapes, animals and people.
Have you ever experienced the peace of walking through the woods or the excitement of a storm gathering on a beach? Artwork provides the ability for us to capture those moments and share them with others. Drawing Nature for the Absolute Beginner offers a great beginner's course on drawing nature. In their fun and friendly teaching style, Mark and Mary Willenbrink show you how to realistically capture the world around you. All you need to get started are some simple supplies, basic techniques, and inspiration. From field to forest, beach or mountain, begin with a structural sketch, apply values and textures, and, before you know it, you'll be drawing everything you see. You'll even learn how to render favorite wildlife such as chipmunks, deer and eagles! Follow along with easy step-by-step demonstrations to draw rocks, seashells, butterflies and even more developed nature scenes. Gain a working understanding of key concepts such as perspective, value and composition. Discover simple tools and tips you can use right away to improve your art. Your artistic journey can be as pleasant as your final destination with drawing instruction meant for everyone.
Open this book as an absolute beginner, and come away as a proud portrait artist! Mark and Mary Willenbrink'sAbsolute Beginnerbooks have helped thousands of novices tap into their inner artists. In this book, Mark and Mary help the beginning artist take on portraits, showing that absolutely anyone can draw faces. Their encouraging, easy-to-follow instruction style makes learning fun--you'll be amazed by how quickly you achieve impressive results. You may be a beginner now, but not for long!Drawing Portraits for the Absolute Beginnercovers everything from warming up with sketches, and capturing facial expressions, to framing your finished work. Page by page, you'll build the skills and confidence you need to draw lifelike portraits of your friends and family. What's Inside: A simple two-stage approach to drawing portraits: sketch a likeness, then build up values to bring it to life Step-by-step instruction for drawing eyes, noses, mouths, hairstyles, hands, glasses and other tricky elements 13 complete demonstrations featuring a range of ages and ethnicities Tips for evoking more personality in your portraits by using props, costumes and accessories
The quick-start guide to great results! Oil painting doesn't have to be rocket science, although some books on the subject make it seem that way. Filled with encouraging, easy-to-follow instruction,Oil Painting for the Absolute Beginneris a no-fear, no-experience-required guide to enjoyable painting and happy results. Focusing on the needs of the first-time painter, this book covers everything from selecting brushes and setting up your palette to key principles of color and composition, presented in a way that moves you confidently from first strokes to finished paintings. Mini demonstrations break down fundamental painting techniques in a clear, common sense way 12 step-by-step painting projects progress from simple landscapes, still life and flower paintings to more challenging subjects, such as animals, seascapes and portraits The bonus DVD-workshop features the author creating two paintings from start to finish You'll learn tricks for keeping the greens in your landscapes looking fresh, advantages to working with water-soluble oil paints, simple tips for dynamic compositions and other expert advice to make your introduction to oil painting the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Covering topics as materials, value, color and composition, this highly visual guide shows absolute beginners how to express their creative sides through painting.
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